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  • Bel Air teen charged with attempted murder after fight

    Bel Air teen charged with attempted murder after fight
    A Bel Air teen is facing life in prison and is being held on $2 million bail after being charged with attempted murder and other crimes for allegedly cutting a man during a fight early Saturday morning in Bel Air. The details of the incident are unclear,...
  • A widening ring of corruption [Editorial]

    A widening ring of corruption  [Editorial]
    The federal indictments handed down last week against 14 more corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center in a massive jail scandal reinforce questions about whether officials have yet done enough to root out corruption at the facility....
  • Morales guilty in federal murder-for-hire case

    Morales guilty in federal murder-for-hire case
    A federal jury in Greenbelt convicted a Baltimore contractor on Wednesday of ordering the killing of a witness against him in a series of theft cases, rendering a swift verdict after a man wrongfully convicted of the death was cleared. Prosecutors said...
  • THE SENATOR REOPENS AND MORE

    Federal authorities have charged 19 more people with racketeering — 14 of them corrections officers — in the Baltimore City Detention Center gang smuggling case. A new indictment unsealed Thursday alleges that the officers aided Black...
  • Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects

    Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects
    Federal authorities have charged 14 more corrections officers with corruption at the Baltimore jail, adding new breadth to allegations that the Black Guerrilla Family essentially took over the downtown detention center. The officers were among 19...
  • Two corrections officers plead guilty in BGF case

    Two corrections officers plead guilty in BGF case
    Two corrections officers at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty this week to their part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang smuggling scheme, as remaining defendants in the case filed motions seeking to have evidence against them thrown out. Jasmine...
  • Two accused of attempt to smuggle packages into jail via rope

    Two accused of attempt to smuggle packages into jail via rope
    Blocks away from the Baltimore City Detention Center and well after midnight, a man in a blue "No. 11" sports jersey clutched a package and made his way toward the jail. As he approached the heavily fortified compound, a rope emerged from a top-floor...
  • No. 2 in BGF at city jail pleads guilty in smuggling ring

    No. 2 in BGF at city jail pleads guilty in smuggling ring
    The second-in-command in the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty Thursday to his part in a drug smuggling operation, just hours after a corrections officer with whom he was sexually involved also admitted her role in court....
  • Board of Estimates OKs demolition of Main Street jail and environmental open contract

    Board of Estimates OKs demolition of Main Street jail and environmental open contract
    The old Main Street jailhouse, which once served as the primary jail for the county but has been empty since the early 1970s, will be torn down soon. At its meeting in Bel Air Thursday morning, the Harford County Board of Estimates awarded a $108,501.96...
  • Three men charged with damaging 87 vehicles in Arbutus

    Three men charged with damaging 87 vehicles in Arbutus
    Baltimore County Police arrested three men after 87 vehicles in Arbutus were vandalized early in the morning of Oct. 9. Tyler Westphal, an 18-year-old Arbutus resident; Elijah Kelly, a 19-year-old Manchester, Pa., resident; and Brady White, a 19-year-...
  • Maryland can do more to reduce recidivism

     Maryland can do more to reduce recidivism
    We applaud agency officials who have made prisoners' reentry to the community a priority by providing employment training and other services to them prior to release ("Closing prison's revolving door," Oct. 2). But Maryland could realize even lower...
  • Baltimore jail officials give tour of security improvements

    Baltimore jail officials give tour of security improvements
    Seven months after the Baltimore City Detention Center was thrust into the national spotlight as a haven for corruption, state corrections officials made the case Thursday that a series of reforms have significantly improved safety at the 150-year-old...